The Green Man has been knocking on our workshop door for many a moon and it looks like he'll be finally stepping out from amidst the trees in our next production. In the studio Kathy has started work on his dashing cloak fabricating leaves and roots.
Each leaf is a process - and then some! First a pattern is drawn on velvet fabric.
Turned inside out and prepared for stuffing.
Then a matching foam piece is cut to stuff the leaf fabric interior and add three dimensionality.
Wrestle the stuffing inside.
Then sew, sew and sew some more.
Cut threads and return to cloak.
And you're done - phew!
Kath has also been working on a lively and leafy mask.
The mask then receives an unrefined but strong base coat of paint.
Ferns, leaves and assorted botanical ornaments will also be added after a final nuanced application of paint.
Stay tuned as we keep you updated on newly emerging puppets, characters and magical friends.